from across Indiana will help to Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday May 10, as a
part of their 22nd annual food drive benefiting the state’s food banks.
postal worker’s Food Drive has collected more than a billion pounds of food
during its 21 year history.
Duneland postal workers have participated in the “Postal Food Drive” for the
past 20 years and have been able to donate approximately 95,000 pounds of
donations to the local Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry.
carriers are on the streets and in the community every day and they see
firsthand how families are struggling to put food on the table,” said John
Tripplett, president of the Indiana NALC, “These are not only our customers,
they are our neighbors and friends, and we are proud to help in this worthy
collected will be given to the Westchester Neighbors Food Pantry.
Distributions will be made to those who need a helping hand in our
encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as
canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox
prior to the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 10. The food
pantry is also in need of donations for use on a regular basis in the home.
Items donated could include toilet paper, paper towels, tooth paste, dish
soap, bar soap and diapers.
The public is asked
to leave donations in a bag near their mailbox. If residents could leave
their donations out early, volunteers will be picking up items around 10
a.m. This will help get the food to the food pantry volunteers early for
Please do not leave
any glass items for pick-up.
Donations can also
be brought to the Chesterton Post Office if needed.
During the years
the Chesterton Post Office has participated in the Food Drive the Duneland
community has been very generous, and postal carriers are hoping that this
year will be no exception. A heartfelt thank-you is extended to residents,
volunteers, city carriers, clerks, rural carriers, and sponsors for the hard
work and support that they provide to make this day such a success.
information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, visit